The Washington governor was in D.C. on campaign-related business when he decided to stop by the House to thank Democrats for their protest.
OLYMPIA — Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee was on the U.S. House floor as Democrats staged a sit-in to try to force a vote in that chamber on gun-control measures.
Inslee tweeted a picture of himself standing on the House floor Wednesday.
He had been in Miami and Washington, D.C. for campaign-related events. His spokeswoman said he was heading back to Washington state in the evening.
Nearly 100 Democrats led by Georgia Rep. John Lewis demanded a vote on measures to expand background checks and block gun purchases by some suspected terrorists in the aftermath of last week’s massacre in Orlando, Florida, that killed 49 people in a gay nightclub.
All six Democratic members of Washington’s U.S. House delegation and the state’s two Democratic U.S. senators participated in the protest.